Dear Colleagues,

The National Agricultural Library has a job opportunity for a Supervisory Librarian, Associate Director for the Data Production Division.  The job opportunity is open from Tuesday, August 27, 2019 through Tuesday, September 10, 2019.    [<>]

The position is open to: current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce, Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligible; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; reinstatement eligible; individuals with disabilities; certain military spouses; 30% or more disabled veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

This position is located at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD. The Supervisory Librarian serves as the Associate Director (AD) for the Data Production Division, providing administrative and management oversight for 3 branches. The AD develops and implements industry standards and leads efforts to infuse innovation into division functions - ranging from automation to artificial intelligence and natural language processing - to improve customer satisfaction and quality assurance.  The Associate Director is a member of the Library's Executive Leadership Team.

Major duties include but are not limited to:

  *   Participates in strategic planning and establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the National Agricultural Library (NAL), serving as a member of the executive leadership team
  *   Collaborates with experts and key officials from government, academic institutions, private research foundations, and scientific organizations to create and manage agricultural and information sciences programs
  *   Oversees the acquisition and processing of materials in agriculture and related disciplines, the creation of bibliographic metadata, the production and development of NAL's Catalog Database and Thesaurus, and the digitization of physical collections
  *   Reviews and evaluates program operations and budget accountability to ensure goals and objectives are being met; plans, schedules and sets priorities for the Division
  *   Serves as both a first and second level supervisor of staff, responsible for filling vacancies, delegating tasks, providing training, evaluating performance, and motivating and guiding employees
  *   Ensures the continuous availability, integrity and security of NAL's physical, electronic and special collections

Occasional travel is expected.  Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Please direct questions to:
Faisa Mohallim
Telephone: 703-259-9477
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  We also request that you share this announcement with other potential candidates.

Please excuse any cross-postings.

Jill R. James
Associate Director for Information Products
National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service, USDA
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